Oman - Profile
- Most yachts visiting Oman are en route for the Red Sea; the route from India, particularly Bombay, passes very close to Raysut. Over the last few years trade from visiting yachts has declined due to the piracy problems, however when things improve the new marina facilities in the country deserve a visit.
- Oman now recognises the benefits to be derived from tourism and many new tourist facilities have been developed in the past several years, mostly around the Muscat area and in the country's interior.
- Yachts are much more welcome now and can stop for a few days at Port Salalah, near the town of Salalah as well as Muscat, where there are good marina facilities.
- The people are very friendly and hospitable, especially as few yachts call here.
November 2015: With the current security situation added to the piracy risks, it is not recommended yachts cruise in this area.
April to October is very hot and humid - it can reach up to 122°F (50°C) in the shade. November to March is the NE monsoon when the climate is more pleasant, with occasional rains.
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